William Shakespeare in his Romantic Comedy “The Twelfth Night” says, “If music be the food for love, play on….” truly, music is most definitely not only the food for love but rather the food for life. In the hustle-bustle of daily life, humans have forgotten to spend time, not with anyone else, but with themselves to begin with. This is the reason, even in this world overflowing with population there are uncountable people who feel lonely and left out.
At these times, it is music that alone can give them the support the strength that they need to gather themselves and rise up again to face the battles of life. Even when the day is absolutely rough, a little bit of music is always a healing touch to a bruised heart. It is hence; even the most busiest human being has some time for music in his life. Music is something that no one can deny, no matter how hard hearted a person might be, music has the capability to melt even that metal.
Thus, even busy people like Bradley Sterling who had been in the police force, has tried his hands at business, and has a massive inclination towards music, in musical theatre to be precise. He is so fond of music that he intends to become a music engineer or editor some day and draws inspiration from legends like Avicii, Calvin Harris, and a few others.
For those who have no concept of what a musical theatre is or what are the various types of musicals you could choose from to suit your desires, this article is surely going to be of help. To understand the basics, you should first understand that a musical theatre is nothing but drama done in the format of songs; wherein people utter dialogues not in the form of speech but in that of songs. So, based on that, there are five main different types of musicals that one could opt from. They are as follows:-
- The Jukebox or Karaoke Musical – in this the audience is expected to sing along with the characters as they utter their share of dialogues. The play Mamma Mia is one of the best known examples of this type. This type of theatre centres around a musical band mostly.
- The Musical Drama – this theatre type particularly uses music as another vent for expressing emotions. In a typical drama of this sort, when the characters reach the apex of emotions, where words cannot reach, for fear of not being able to express well, they burst into a song.
- The Musical Comedy – this is the comedy which is expressed in the form of songs, intricately weaved with the light hearted comedy of the times.
- Sings Through – this is very close to an opera, yet not the same. In this there is always some kind of musical running through the entire show.
- The Film to Stage Musicals – this is the one in which the music of the film takes it to the level of a stage musical.
Bradley Sterling could be said to be a music buff, who even intends to become a music producer someday. He is quite confident of being successful in it because of his ability to be able to play many of the musical instruments. Becoming a music engineer or editor is one of his biggest dreams. To him too, music is life.